Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Decline of Man

What is good in life?

Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

Modern man:  To only have to share my cubicle with 2 other people, to get an extra 10 minute break a week, and to have a day where you don't have to hear the lamentations of the copier breaking down again.

Don't you just wish sometimes that you could take a sword and carve out a kingdom somewhere due to pure badassedness?

D&D---The closest we'll get.


  1. Heck,
    even being a bad-ass governor
    would be OK

  2. Reading history carefully I think that last should read: "D&D -- The closest we'll ever want to get."

    I'd rather be live in a soft, fat prosperous society and tell takes of cunning survival in a harsh and violent world than vice versa.

    But then I think camping is a slap in the face to the ancestors who slaved to give us all mod. cons. ;)

  3. Every now and then, at my current job, when I'm doing something life-affirming like wiping monkey shit off the bookstore's bathroom walls, I tell myself, "Cameron, you can always go back to accounting."

    Then I remember "Office Space" and start whistling while I work.

  4. since you use a pic from one of the best movies ever I must share this tale.

    My work place had these hideously long morning meetings scheduled ed to start at the time I arrived.

    I would of course show up for work later and sneak into my cubicle and do actual work instead of being bored to death while I drank a cup of coffee.

    one day my supervisor came to my cubicle:

    supervisor (interrupting my work): "uh, James you've been missing the morning meeting a lot lately"

    me: "I wouldn't say I've been missing them"

    The look on my supervisors face was priceless and cut the conversation short so i could keep actually getting my work done.

    They moved the meeting up to after coffee break instead of having it so early in the morning so it was a pyrrhic victory but still a sweet one.


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